Out and About
By Josh Libman
Out and AboutMay 26, 2022
Episode 9: Freshwater Mussels
Get ready for a splash course in mussel ecology! A big thanks to the Natural Resources Department of the FPDKC for letting me join them during their stream survey.
Episode 8: Singing Insects Redux
The hot and humid conditions of a Midwest summer provide the perfect stage for insect activity. Let's tune in and see what these critters are up to! This episode originally aired on September 17, 2020. Thanks for listening!
Episode 7: Spring Wildflowers
Step off the trail and into a fairytale as we learn about spring ephemeral wildflowers!
Thanks to Noel, Connie, and April for providing audio this episode.
Music in this episode comes from The Four Seasons Ballet by Giuseppe Verdi.
Episode 6: Maple Sugaring
Celebrate the coming of spring with a deep dive into the process of maple sugaring!
Special thanks to Noel for contributing audio this episode.
Episode 5: New Year's Nature Resolutions
Ring in the New Year with Ranger Josh! We’ll explore the health benefits of spending time in the great outdoors, and hear some nature resolutions from our listeners. See you all next year!
Special thanks to April, Owen, Amelia, Noel, Burt, and Connie for contributing audio this episode. You guys are awesome!
Episode 4: Halloween Special
Get ready for some tricks and treats as we dispel the spooky myths surrounding some of our local wildlife.
Thanks to David and Connie for contributing audio this episode. Happy Halloween!
Episode 3: Insects
Let's get to know the creepy, crawly inhabitants of our woodlands, prairies, and households! Special thanks to Kelli, Marissa, Nate, Jeanette, Rachel, and my Momma for providing audio this episode.
For more information check out Singing Insects of North America
Episode 2: Amphibians
We're getting wet n' wild with our local amphibian friends! For more information, check out the Calling Frog Survey through the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
A big thanks to Connie, Noel, Brittany, Theo, Ben and Jeanette for contributing audio this episode!
Episode 1: Spring Bird Migration
The pilot episode of Out and About is all about birds!
Species mentioned in this episode include:Blackpoll Warbler Cedar Waxwing Wood Thrush
A big thanks to Connie, Chuck, Noel, Marissa and Vivian for playing along with me - I couldn't have done it without you!
Out and About - Trailer
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